Navaratna Arts Melbourne

Navaratna Arts Melbourne

Navaratna Arts is at the forefront of reviving the ancient practice of dancing within the temple precinct and returning the arts to their traditional spiritual setting.

At Navaratna Arts, Natya Yoga (Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam) is taught within the Hindu temple precinct. Knowledge is imparted through the traditional Guru-Shishya parampara. Various Hindu texts, Vedic sciences, theatrical make-up, ancient jewellery designs, Music, Nattuvangam, Thalam, Theory, Yoga and Kalari classes are part of the learning process.

  • Classes offered in sacred Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam.
  • Complemented by classes in theory, nattuvangam, yoga/kalaripayattu, carnatic music voice training and various related workshops.
  • Classes take place within temple/dhyana peetam precincts in Hallam, Endeavour Hills and Carrum Downs.

Navaratna Arts was established in March 2011 to impart knowledge of traditional Indian art forms (Natya Yoga). Navaratna Arts provides ongoing classes, selective performance opportunities and various workshops for students to gain a holistic understanding of Indian art forms and related disciplines.

Natya Yoga is part of the Hindu Vedic way of life and was always closely related to temple worship. Therefore, classes take place within the Sivathondan Nilayam temple (photos below). Navaratna Arts is at the forefront of reviving the ancient mode of knowledge transmission of sacred temple dance.

Opening Times
Monday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Wednesday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

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